Dr. Gary Clark, Prolotherapy Doctor in Boulder, Colorado
Dr. Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA, received his BA and MD degrees from the University of Colorado. He interned in Pediatrics at Yale in New Haven, CT. He spent the next three years as an Army Special Forces Medical Corps officer in Vietnam and Germany. Dr. Clark was next chosen as a resident and fellow in Laboratory Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. He earned board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Neuropathology. Later, he went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Clark was a Department Chairman at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a full Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Reaching the rank of Colonel in 1980, he retired from the military in 1991 after 23 years active duty.
Dr. Clark has extensive and broad clinical training in General Medicine and Orthopedic Medicine, along with extensive experience in osteopathic-style musculoskeletal diagnosis and therapies. He supports the Hackett-Hemwall Foundation. He is a member in good standing of the Colorado and Boulder County Medical Societies and American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. He is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Prolotherapy.
The goal of Boulder Prolotherapy is to use effective methods of returning our patients to the best possible level of wellness and quality of life. Dr. Clark’s approach involves healing the physical factors associated with pain, dysfunction, and disability.
Instead of focusing solely on medication for pain control, he employs functional medical and osteopathic approaches to assist the patient in re-gaining joint strength and mobility. Dr. Clark provides a holistic, integrative medical perspective for every patient, and emphasizes the importance of:
- RECOGNITION: Accurate and complete functional and palpatory diagnosis of the problem
- REDUCTION: Interim medical and osteopathic support of joint instability and disabling pain
- RETENTION: Ultimate pain-free joint stability and alignment through several medical and osteopathic approaches—and
- REHABILITATION: Post-therapeutic improvement of myofascial Imbalance and core strength through Rolfing and Pilates.
Dr. Clark’s methods of diagnosis and treatment address the patient’s anatomic and physiological wholeness—with an emphasis on prevention, restorative therapy, healing and wellness.
He has extensive training and experience in treating joint injury and pain, including Head, Temporomandibular Joint, Neck, Shoulder, Thoracic-Rib, Lower Back, Sacroiliac-Pelvis, Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Foot. He is expert in the use of Functional Anatomical Diagnosis, Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT), Sacroiliac Belt Therapy, Prolotherapy, Platelet-rich plasma therapy, Neural Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy, Orthotic Therapy, and Interim Medical Pain Management.
Dr. Clark has written for the Journal of Prolotherapy including these articles:
- Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice, Part 1: A Short History of Logical Medical Decision Making
- Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice, Part II: How To Meld Scientific Methodology into the Daily Practice of Prolotherapy
- Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice: Part III: A Case Series Report of Chronic Back Pain Associated with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Treated by Prolotherapy – A Six Year Prospective Analysis
- Building a Rationale for Evidence-Based Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic Medicine Practice: Part IV: Diagnosing Linked Prolotherapy Targets by Applying a Data-based Biotensegrity Model
- Literature Review: Popliteal (Baker’s) Cysts of the Knee
- Literature Reviews: Prolotherapy for Sports Injuries
- Cervical Spine Injuries Literature Reviews
- It Happens Every March in Honduras: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Hemwall Honduran Program
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Literature Reviews
- Six Literature Reviews